The CW ordered a pilot for a reboot of the 1970s action TV series Kung Fu, says The AVClub. While the original featured the late David Carradine in the lead role, the Kung Fu reboot will be a female-led show about a Chinese-American woman who becomes a Shaolin Monk. After returning to the United States, she finds herself pursued by the deadly assassin who murdered her mentor. This project was created by Christina M. Kim who worked on shows like Blindspot, Hawaii-Five-O, Lost and NCIS. The reboot will be produced by Greg Berlanti, producer of hit shows like Arrow, Dawson’s Creek, Everwood, The Flash, and Riverdale.
Last year The CW also ordered a pilot for a TV series rebooting Joel Schumacher 1987 flick The Lost Boys about a street gang of teenage vampires. Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight, Red Riding Hood) directed it but the network wasn’t overly impressed. According to Deadline, the new Lost Boys pilot will be helmed by Marcos Siega using a re-vamped script by Heather Mitchell and Rob Thomas. Siega previously directed pilots for The Vampire Diaries and Batwoman.